Learn how a nearly uniformly fatal illness
is now cured in nearly 80% of cases today.
In this year's Arthur Purdy Stout Lecture for Pathologists, you'll get an in-depth look at the factors that paved the way to improved patient outcomes in the treatment and prognosis of a disease that pathologists had no answer for just 40 years ago. Robert W. McKenna, MD, MASCP, will offer his expert perspective in "Evolution in the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia."
You'll return home with:
- A firm grasp of the evolution of a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
- An understanding of how that approach can impact your practice and how you care for ALL patients
- A preview of new molecular genetic discoveries that hold promise for new ALL treatments
About the Speaker:
A former president of ASCP, Robert W. McKenna, MD, MASCP, has committed his time and expertise to the organization for more than 30 years, directing or serving as faculty for approximately 200 ASCP educational courses and workshops. Outside of ASCP, Dr. McKenna also served as President of the American Board of Pathology. His groundbreaking research has led to new discoveries, including large granular lymphocyte leukemia, infection-associated hemophagocytic syndrome and the flow cytometric characteristics of several disorders.